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Three Seek Re-Election to Local K-8 School Board

The incumbents are joined by a 2011 Gloucester Township Council candidate.

Three incumbent Gloucester Township Public Schools Board of Education members will face but one challenger in the November school election.

Incumbents Felicia Reid, Raymond J. Carr III and William Fontanez filed nominating petitions with the Camden County Clerk's Office in advance of Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline.

They were joined in doing so by Teddy Liddell, who ran for Township Council in the November 2011 election.

The four candidates are competing for three full three-year terms.

Fontanez joined the board in December. He is completing the unexpired term of Edna Ceccanecchio, who stepped down for personal reasons.

The election will be held on Tuesday, November 6.

School elections historically have been held in late April in New Jersey. A bill passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie in mid-January gave school districts the option of maintaining April elections or moving to the same day as November elections.

Most districts opted to move to November, including Black Horse Pike Regional School District. In fact, in Camden County, only the Haddon Heights school district stuck with an April election.

School elections moved to November earlier this year must continue to be held in November through at least 2015, according to state law.

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